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Preface Artif Intell Law (2006) 14:249–250 DOI 10.1007/s10506-007-9043-3 Published online: 13 March 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 EGoverment and eDemocracy are relatively new topics but nevertheless many conferences have been dedicated to these topics the last decade. Obviously no modern government can do without electronic service delivery and in almost every European country we can find examples of successful implementations such as electronic tax returns. Inspired by the explosion of Internet use in the mid nineties of the 20th century governments have tried to innovate their internal processes to provide better services and become more efficient and effective. In order to improve citizens’ involvement also experiments have been held to introduce electronic ways of citizens’ consultation and participation in decision-making. Thus far, examples of eVoting and eParticipation mainly took place at municipality level and the declination of the proposed European constitution in two referenda held in respectively France and the Netherlands may have a negative impact on politicians, discouraging them from further promoting citizens’ consultation using electronic means in the near future. Nevertheless both success stories and failures can teach us many lessons about the mechanisms that regulate our society. This is what makes eGovernment and eDemocracy so interesting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); International IT and Media Law, Intellectual Property Law; Philosophy of Law; Legal Aspects of Computing; Information Storage and Retrieval
ISSN
0924-8463
eISSN
1572-8382
DOI
10.1007/s10506-007-9043-3
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Abstract

Artif Intell Law (2006) 14:249–250 DOI 10.1007/s10506-007-9043-3 Published online: 13 March 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 EGoverment and eDemocracy are relatively new topics but nevertheless many conferences have been dedicated to these topics the last decade. Obviously no modern government can do without electronic service delivery and in almost every European country we can find examples of successful implementations such as electronic tax returns. Inspired by the explosion of Internet use in the mid nineties of the 20th century governments have tried to innovate their internal processes to provide better services and become more efficient and effective. In order to improve citizens’ involvement also experiments have been held to introduce electronic ways of citizens’ consultation and participation in decision-making. Thus far, examples of eVoting and eParticipation mainly took place at municipality level and the declination of the proposed European constitution in two referenda held in respectively France and the Netherlands may have a negative impact on politicians, discouraging them from further promoting citizens’ consultation using electronic means in the near future. Nevertheless both success stories and failures can teach us many lessons about the mechanisms that regulate our society. This is what makes eGovernment and eDemocracy so interesting

Journal

Artificial Intelligence and LawSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 13, 2007

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